Professional writer since 1989. Author of the IN THE REALM OF THE GODS series and the SUZIE crime novels. But that's not all: screenplays, short stories, fantasy, mysteries, varied nonfiction, and even chick lit. Crazy, but highly reliable. Can fix about anything.
on March 27, 2014 :
It is good, if it is a (very long) prologue. But as a short story, in its own independent book, it's bad. The preview chapters are MUCH better, though.
Everything's too fast. The protagonist re-education for example, which last for a single paragraph. I believe it will be better if the story focused on one single event instead, like the cafe siege.
Don't really like the universe too. Their gods are essentially today's kings/queens or presidents (hey, not all their gods are evil, right?). Self-righteous, probably atheist mercs, which believe in different kind of gods (mother nature, voids, right...). And the author wasn't really using the full potential of the nanotechs. However, the conflicts, as featured in the 3 preview chapters, seems promising.
(review of free book)